(Full Length Talks, Stress and Worry, Inspiration, Living with Purpose)
The Answer to Every Problem — A Course in Miracles reminds us that the answer to every problem is given once we recognize what the problem really is. “Everyone in this world seems to have his own special problems. Yet they are all the same, and must be recognized as one if the one solution that solves them all is to be accepted. Who can see that a problem has been solved if he thinks the problem is something else? Even if he is given the answer, he cannot see its relevance. That is the position in which you find yourself now. You have the answer, but you are still uncertain about what the problem is…If you could recognize that your only problem is separation, no matter what form it takes, you could accept the answer because you would see its relevance.” (ACIM, W-pI.79.)
“You need to relax, you need to relax. This intensity that you’re feeling about right and wrong in terms of the world is just a distraction to keep you from relaxing. And you’re not going to really be able to tune into the Holy Spirit if you’re in a state of fear or anxiety, that blocks the Holy Spirit’s Voice from awareness. You have to begin to relax. And how can you relax any better than by admitting you have a perceptual problem. That is going to be the key to allow you to start to relax. To stop judging yourself. Right, wrong, positive, negative, oh my gosh, that self-judgment and self-criticism is depleting, it’s depressing, it makes you tired, fatigued. It just is wearying your mind down because your mind wasn’t created to be a judge. And so this judgment of the form, judgment of the behavior, and judgment of the behaviors of others is very, very debilitating. And you know, to judge is still denying that it’s a perceptual problem, it’s not bringing it back to your mind and saying, ‘I am mistaken about everything I perceive,’ it’s saying, ‘No, I’m right about what I perceive and I did these things right and wrong and those people did these things right and wrong’ and it’s trying to be right about judgment instead of admit that I have a perceptual problem. It’s so important to come to this admission of a perceptual problem.”
This recording of David Hoffmeister and Frances Xu took place on June 9, 2019, during the closing session of the “Mastery Through Love” online retreat broadcast from the Living Miracles Spain studio in Mallorca, Spain, and the Living Miracles Mexico studio in Chapala, Mexico.